International desks

Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent business law firm. We have offices in six cities across Australia – Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane and have more than 500 people, including 70 partners.

For 100 years, Hall & Wilcox has been advising businesses and business people, public and private entities and the public sector on a wide range of commercial and legal issues.

Better technology, faster communication and the ongoing changes in the international economy has seen increases in overseas investment into Australia. At the same time, many Australian companies continue to grow into global entities and invest on the international stage. This has been encouraged by trade agreements between nations that drive trade, but, in some cases, are also tempered by specific investment rules. With a large number of existing international clients and Australian clients deciding to take on the global economy, Hall & Wilcox’s long established International Team has expertise and experience to support these companies.

Over many years, our lawyers have been advising on cross-border transactions and disputes and developing a practical understanding of the business environment outside of Australia. By remaining an independent firm, when many in Australia merged to become global, we have the flexibility to work with clients and other firms with fewer restrictions. We have several international desks led by partners and senior lawyers who are native speakers and understand first hand, the commercial and legal issues of doing business in that country.

Some International companies we work with

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International recognition

Experience snapshot

Sealed Air Corporation Lonely Planet Sauber Motorsport AG Baxters Foods
Acting for the global packaging giant, famous for inventing Bubble Wrap®, in relation to the Australian aspects of the sale of its Diversey Care division. The global value of the deal is USD$3.2 billion. Acting for travel information company Lonely Planet founders, Tony and Maureen Wheeler, on the sale of a 75% interest in Lonely Planet to BBC Worldwide. Acting in high-profile and urgent proceedings brought by former driver Giedo van der Garde immediately prior to the 2015 Melbourne Grand Prix. Advising a large Scottish food manufacturing company on acquisitions and the establishment of manufacturing in Australia.
Wengfu (Group) Co. Ltd APN Property Group Einhell Germany AG
Acting for a Chinese State Owned Enterprise in its proposed acquisition of an Australian fertiliser distribution business. Acting on bilateral and syndicated cross border facility agreements for 36 retail properties in seven European countries, including Germany and Austria. Advising on the acquisition of the Ozito group of companies.